Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John Brown

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    47th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 19, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Voluntarily carried a verbal message from Col. A.C. Parry to Gen. Hugh Ewing through a terrific fire and in plain view of the enemy.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 24, 1896
  • Born: 1842, Canada
  • Died: August 7, 1898, DC, United States
  • Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery (PM) (110-390), Cincinnati, VA, United States

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